House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi predicted Monday that she would be the next speaker once Democrats take control of the House, and said Democrats would choose her again because of her years of experience in the House.

"I know how to do this," she said on CNN.

"It is up to them to make that decision, but I feel pretty comfortable where I am," Pelosi, D-Calif., added on how House Democrats are likely to vote.

Pelosi recently told the Los Angeles Times that she sees her self as a "transitional" speaker if she retains the gavel, but declined to put any time frame on how long she would serve atop the party.

"I am not going to make myself a lame duck. I wouldn't advise that, my sisters," Pelosi said. "I think that I have a special understanding, institutional memory, knowledge of the substance, knowledge of the legislative process, that holds me in good stead for now. We will see what happens in the presidential coming up."

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She also touted her bona fides atop the House Democratic caucus, saying that she is a "great legislator" and "politically astute," pointing to her time and work in her roles for House Democrats.

House Republicans hold a 23-seat advantage in the lower chamber, which Democrats have been bullish about taking back after the election. According to the latest RealClearPolitics polling average, Democrats hold a 7.7 percent polling advantage over Republicans in the generic ballot.